On a fine day, there is no better scenic drive than along the Coromandel Coast from Thames.
Any time or trip spent in the Coromandel Peninsular is rewarding, it is without doubt our most
under-rated tourist attraction. Steeped in history and is linked to the gold rush days which began in Thames more than 150 years ago and as the gateway to this area makes it the perfect base for a short stay-put discovery break.
Depart Auckland with pickups enroute to arrive in Ngatea for a morning tea break. Continue on to Thames with a photo stop and a chance to get lunch. Afternoon take in some visits in Thames eg Museum of Mines, followed by some free time, then a local restaurant dinner.
Today we travel along the coast towards Coromandel township. Our first stop is at Driving Creek Railway where we visit one of Peninsular’s top tourist attractions.We return to Historical Coromandel and a chance to look around.
On our return journey, a slight detour at Tapu to the ‘Highly Acclaimed’ Rapaura Watergardens.Tonight is own arrangements, there is a choice of restaurants and cafes nearby.
RAPAURA WATERGARDENS Rapaura is the realisation of the vision and creativity of two very dedicated people. When Fritz and Josephine Loennig purchased 64 acres of regenerating bush and grazing land in the Tapu Valley in the early 1960’s, little did they realise that Rapaura would one day attract international visitors. Awarded “Garden of Significance” by the New Zealand Garden Trust.Awarded ‘Gardens of Distinction’ by the Canterbury Horticultural Society,
Another day touring. This time we travel over the Kopu Hill to arrive at Whangamata where we have a refreshment stop and trip around town before heading to Waihi and visit its historical goldmining sites. After lunch board the Goldfields Railway for a 30 min journey to Waikino in the Karangahake Gorge. Our afternoon stop is at the Matatoki Cheese Factory shop and café. Tonight we have a final group dinner.ri
Our return journey starts with a visit onto the historic Kopu Bridge, from there we continue to the Miranda Shorebird Centre. Amongst the migratory birds is the Bar-tailed Godwit which are in residence from September to March each year. They are renowned as the migratory bird with the longest non-stop flight.
• Three nights motel accommodation
• Coach transport throughout(34 seater for 20 persons)
• Continental breakfast daily
• Two dinners
• Entry to : Driving Creek Railway Ruapara Water gardens, Waihi mine visit and Goldfields Railway,
• Pukekohe Travel escort subject to 15 persons travelling
• Miranda Shorebird Centre Entry
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Auckland - Auckland
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•A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person will secure a place on the tour
•Full payment by 01 January 2021
•Deposit is non refundable
•After full payment 01 January 2021– no refund is available
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•To ensure the tour is enjoyable for the whole group, a reasonable standard of fitness is required.
•Mobility frames and wheelchairs are not practical or permitted
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